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Jeb Bush seriously contemplating a Presidential run in 2016

Jeb Bush may very well become the third Bush family member to run for the Presidency.
Jeb Bush may very well become the third Bush family member to run for the Presidency.
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With a travel schedule as busy as a diplomat with a peace agreement in hand, Former Governor Jeb Bush (R,Fl) is whisking to Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada to make fund raising appearances with Republican candidates who are running in the upcoming 2014 fall election cycle. Although Mr. Bush has not committed himself to running in the 2016 Presidential campaign, he is appearing in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, according to Reuters on March 18.

The Venetian Hotel is owned by Republican casino entrepreneur Sheldon Adelson whose 2012 contributions to Republican candidates exceeded $100 million. Questions are arising as to the actions of Mr. Bush as he hobnobs with the super rich while at the same time claiming that he has not made up his mind about the 2016 Presidential campaign. Sources believe that Bush will enter the Presidential campaign despite reports that at least some potential supporters have become lukewarm over the thought of a third Bush running for President. One such source is an unnamed former Bush campaign assistant who stated:

"He's really giving it true consideration. Possibly if you'd asked two years ago, we'd say, 'Oh gosh, I don't think he'd do this.' But I think he's giving it a real, serious look now."

A Jeb Bush Presidential campaign would be pivoted against that of likely candidates Senator Ted Cruz (R,Tx), Senator Rand Paul (R, Ky) and Governor Scott Walker (R,Wi). It is not likely that Governor Chris Christie (R,Nj) will run because of recent scandals pertaining to a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge that resulted in the death of an elderly woman who could not be reached by paramedics who got caught in the traffic jam.

At this point it is too early to tell how Bush will fare against the other likely Republican candidates in the 2016 Presidential primaries. In the meantime, however, it will be interesting watch him as he dances the super rich two step waltz and tries to avoid stepping on anyone's toes.